Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice

Counterinsurgency Warfare: Theory and Practice

Paperback Psi Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era

By (author) David Galula

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  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 0275993035
  • ISBN 13: 9780275993030
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 3 figures, 2 maps
  • Sales rank: 184,599

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This volume in the Praeger Security International (PSI) series Classics of the Counterinsurgency Era defines the laws of insurgency and outlines the strategy and tactics to combat such threats. Drawn from the observations of a French officer, David Galula, who witnessed guerrilla warfare on three continents, the book remains relevant today as American policymakers, military analysts, and members of the public look to the counterinsurgency era of the 1960s for lessons to apply to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. With a new foreword by John A. Nagl, author of Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam (Praeger, 2002).

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DAVID GALULA graduated from St. Cyr Military Academy in 1939 and served in the French army in the North Africa campaign and in the liberation of Italy and France during World War II. In addition, he later served in China, Greece, Indo-China, and Algeria. Lieutenant Colonel Galula died in 1967.

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"This is a soldier's book, written by a professional with a classical military education....Ýi t has become required reading for students of warfare generally, and especially for soldiers and policymakers dealing with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."-ARMY